Four NFL playoff records were set in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 42-36 win over the Bills

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This one lived up to the hype.

Coming into Sunday night’s AFC Divisional playoff game between the Chiefs and Bills, some were saying it had the makings of a Super Bowl matchup.

The Chiefs’ 42-36 overtime win may ultimately trump whatever matchup we end up with in Super Bowl LVI.

Here are four records that were set from the game itself.

ESPN noted the efforts of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Bills’ Josh Allen, who combined to set a pair of records.

  • It was the first playoff game where opposing quarterbacks each had 300 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and zero interceptions.

  • This was the first playoff game in which both teams completed 70% of passes (minimum of 35 pass attempts each).

NFL Research said the game was the first in NFL playoff history with three go-ahead touchdowns scored in the final two minutes of regulation.

ESPN said the 25 total points scored in the final two minutes of regulation were more than any previous NFL postseason game (and second-most in NFL history).

Mahomes, who completed 33 of 44 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns, set a pair of records based on his postseason playing time.

The Chiefs said Mahomes now has the most playoff passing yards of any quarterback in his first five NFL seasons. Here are the top five:

  1. 3,106 Patrick Mahomes (10 games), Chiefs 2017-21

  2. 2,777 Russell Wilson (12 games), Seahawks 2012-16

  3. 2,672 Joe Flacco (13 games), Ravens 2008-12

  4. 2,239 Ben Roethlisberger (10 games), Steelers 2004-08

  5. 2,221 Kurt Warner (7 games), St. Louis Rams 1998-02

ESPN noted Mahomes has thrown the most touchdown passes through 10 career playoff games in NFL history.

The Chiefs and Bills didn’t set the record, but Elias Sports said they tied by going a combined five for five.

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